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ESB Toolkit: Executing Multiple Maps In Sequence

June 29, 2009


There are a few capabilities advertised in the Microsoft ESB Toolkit for BizTalk Server that I have yet to try out.  One thing that seemed possible, although I hadn’t seen demonstrated, was the ability to sequentially call a set of BizTalk maps. Let’s say that you have maps from “Format1 to Format2″ and “Format2 to […]

Can Software Architecture Attributes Also Be Applied to Business Processes?

June 22, 2009


I’m in San Diego attending the Drug Information Association conference with the goal of getting smarter in the functional areas that make up a bio-pharma company.  I’m here with two exceptional architecture colleagues which means that most meals have consisted of us talking shop.  During dinner tonight, we were discussing the importance (or imperative, really) […]

Books I’ve Recently Finished Reading

June 19, 2009


Other obligations have quieted down over the past two months and I’ve been able to get back to some voracious reading.  I thought I’d point out a few of the books that I’ve recently knocked out, and let you know what I think of them. SOA Governance.  This is a book from Todd Biske and […]

Four Ways to Accept Any XML Data Into BizTalk Web Services

June 16, 2009


I knew of three techniques for creating generic service on-ramps into BizTalk, but last night learned of a fourth. So what if you want to create an untyped web service endpoint that can accept any valid XML message?  I previously knew of three choices: Orchestration with XmlDocument message type.  Here you create a throw-away orchestration […]

ESB Toolkit Out and About

June 8, 2009


Congrats to the BizTalk team for getting the ESB Toolkit out the door.    This marks a serious milestone in this package.  No longer just a CodePlex set of bits (albeit a rich one), but now a supported toolkit (download here) with real Microsoft ownership.  Check out the MSDN page for lots more on what’s in […]

Interview Series: Four Questions With … Charles Young

June 1, 2009


This month’s chat in my ongoing series of discussions with “connected systems” thought leaders is with Charles Young.  Charles is a steady blogger, Microsoft MVP, consultant for Solidsoft Ltd,  and all-around exceptional technologist.  Those of you who read Charles’ blog regularly know that he is famous for his articles of staggering depth which leave the […]


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